DNA Fun Facts

DNA Fun Facts

It takes about eight hours for one of your cells to completely copy its DNA.

The human DNA code is made up of about thirty billion A,T, C, and Gs on each side of the DNA strand.

If the total DNA in one person were laid in a straight line, it would stretch to the sun and back over 600 times (it’s 93 million miles from here to the sun).

You could fit one million threads of DNA across the period at the end of this sentence.

Our genes are remarkably similar to those of other life forms. For example, we share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees, 90% with mice, 85% with zebra fish, 21% with worms, and 7% with a simple bacterium such as E. coli.

The highest point in Kings Park, the DNA Tower (pictured) is so named because it resembles the DNA double-helix molecule. The 15m high staircase has 101 steps and was inspired by a double staircase in a chateau at Blois in France.